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DIANA KRALL’S “I’M NOT IN LOVE” EXCLUSIVE

The Diana Krall gang describe the her new album Wallflower…

Produced by 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, Wallflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60’s to present day that have inspired Krall since her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney (“If I Take You Home Tonight”).

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Wallflower:
California Dreamin’
Desperado
Superstar
Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael Bublé
Wallflower
If I Take You Home Tonight
I Can’t Tell You Why
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)
I’m Not In Love
Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
Don’t Dream It’s Over

Wallflower will be available on February 3rd and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1xXwTPG

Source: Diana Krall and Scott Weiland Exclusives, Plus Chatting With JAL’s Girish Malik, Bickram Gosh & Sonu Nigam | Mike Ragogna.

Happy Holidays from David Foster

Hey everyone,

I hope the season is treating you well and that you’ve had a chance to hear my latest holiday CD “Merry And Bright“, available now at Starbucks! This year I had the opportunity to introduce you to one of my favorite new bands, Dirty Loops, and we also released great new music from Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow and Smokey Robinson (to name a few). I look forward to more great music in 2015 starting with Diana Krall‘s “Wallflower” due out on February 3rd, a debut release from Charles Perry, music from a sultry new artist that I’m working with, Brenna Whitaker , and an exciting Disney project featuring all of your favorite artists! Thank you for all of your support this year and stay tuned for some exciting news which I plan to share very soon…

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a safe New Year…

David Foster

Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for “Wallflower World Tour” | Beach Carolina Magazine

From beachcarolina.com

STUNNING NEW ALBUM “WALLFLOWER” ALSO SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015 ON VERVE RECORDS

RALEIGH, NC, Nov. 10, 2014– Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall is pleased to announce the rescheduled U.S. tour dates for her “Wallflower World Tour” which had been previously postponed after a case of pneumonia. Krall’s highly anticipated new album “Wallflower” was also postponed for release and is now confirmed to come out on Verve Records on February 3, 2015. To pre-order Wallflower please click HERE.

TICKETS: Diana Krall

Krall’s “Wallflower World Tour” will kick off in Boston, MA on Wednesday, February 25th at The Shubert Theater. The 26-city tour includes stops at some of the most prestigious venues across the country including The Shubert Theater in Boston and The Beacon Theater in New York. Krall will play Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh on Friday, April 24. For specific on sale and ticket information, please check dianakrall.com or www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com. Fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 12th. Tickets to the Raleigh show go on sale to the public on Sunday, November 16 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets for the tour, please visit http://www.dianakrall.com/.

Produced by 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, Wallflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60’s to present day that have inspired Krall since her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney (“If I Take You Home Tonight”).

The “Wallflower World Tour” will feature Krall performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreaming” and the Eagles’ “Desperado,” and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the upcoming album’s title track, among others. Krall will be accompanied onstage by Anthony Wilson (guitar), Dennis Crouch (bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (Keyboards).

Diana Krall recently headlined The Montreal International Jazz Festival performing to over 100,000 of her most loyal fans. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Her unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

02/25 – Boston, MA @ Shubert Theater

02/26 – Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore

02/28 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus

03/01 – Greenvale, NY @ Tilles Center For the Performing Arts

03/02 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre

03/04 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center

03/05 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall***

03/06 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale

03/07 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Kirby Center For the Preforming Arts

03/10 – Buffalo, NY @ University at Buffalo – Center For the Arts

03/11 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE

03/12 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre

03/14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

04/06 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Dreyfoos Hall***

04/08 – Tallahassee, FL @ Florida State University – Ruby Diamond Auditorium***

04/09 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre

04/10 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre

04/12 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center For the Performing Arts

04/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacoby Symphony Hall

04/14 – Miami, FL @ Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall

04/16 – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

04/17 – Fort Meyers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

04/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall

04/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center***

04/21 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

04/23 – N. Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center

04/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Memorial Auditorium – Duke Energy Center for the Preforming Arts

04/25 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center For the Performing Arts***

*** Please check venue website for specific on sale date.

Source: Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for “Wallflower World Tour” | Beach Carolina Magazine.

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'”: One Track Mind

From http://somethingelsereviews.com/

If there was ever a song in need a contemplative, tic-free modernization, it’s this one. Bursting with so much innate sadness, the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” is the very sound of longing. Unfortunately, much of the song’s brilliance is lost in an of-its-time production that trapped the group in a tinny echo chamber.

Diana Krall is here to help. Stripping away all of this song’s most dated elements, with the help of a clean and sensitive approach from producer David Foster, she gives “California Dreamin’” back to itself. Then, after reanimating all of that emotion, she adds a perfectly attenuated piano aside — maybe the only hint here that she’s more than a smokey chanteuse. Krall brings a jazz performer’s sense of proportion to everything she does.

“California Dreamin’” advances a new covers-packed interpretive album for Verve, originally due on October 21, 2014 by now pushed back into the new year as Krall deals with some health issues. Whereas she was last heard liberating a series of sensual pre-war songs on 2012’s Glad Rag Doll, here Krall continues drawing from more recent sources.

Also featured on the project are songs by Elton John (“Sorry Seems to the Hardest Word”), the Eagles (“I Can’t Tell You Why” and “Desperado“) and Crowded House (“Don’t Dream It’s Over”). The title track was inspired by a Bob Dylan demo. Krall first heard Paul McCartney’s unreleased original “If I Take You Home Tonight” while they were collaborating on his 2012 standards album Kisses on the Bottom.

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Source: Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'”: One Track Mind.

Diana Krall cancels autumn US tour and postpones Wallflower album release until 2015

From jazzwisemagazine.com

Multi-Grammy award winning singer Diana Krall has had to postpone both her autumn American tour and the release of her new album Wallflower – which was due for release in October – until 2 February 2015, due to a severe case of pneumonia. In a statement released today, Krall’s label Verve stated ‘Diana’s condition has become much more chronic than first anticipated, and she is unable to travel or engage in any promotional or touring activities for at least another 6 weeks to 2 months’. The news broke just after the October issue of Jazzwise went on sale with a striking cover feature on Krall with an exclusive interview with the Canadian vocalist in what is now some four months ahead of the album’s new release date.

Krall released a statement about her disappointment at the postponement of the tour and album release date: “I’m deeply saddened that I will have to postpone the release of my new album Wallflower and the Wallflower US Fall Tour until next year. I’ve been battling a severe case of pneumonia and am under doctor’s orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health,” say Krall. “Performing is both a privilege and a joy for me. When I go out on stage I want to be able to give it everything. Taking this time to rest and recuperate will allow me to do that. It is frustrating to be so close to the record release and have to delay but I am very proud of this record and want to be able to give you all my very best when we finally present this music to you. Thank you so much for your understanding.”

Wallflower includes her own reinterpretations of songs that have inspired her since the late 1960s in what is the first new studio recording from the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer since she released Glad Rag Doll in October 2012. The new album includes songs such as the Mamas and Papas’ ‘California Dreamin’’, the Eagles’ ‘Desperado’, Elton John’s ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Wallflower’ and a previously unreleased new composition by Paul McCartney, ‘If I Take You Home Tonight’, all interpreted in her unique style which has seen her become the biggest selling female jazz album artist of the past 30 years.

The album is produced by David Foster, the Canadian pianist, songwriter and producer who has a string of major production credits and 16 Grammy Awards. Krall previously worked with Foster, who is also chairman of Verve Music Group, on the soundtrack of The Score, a 2001 movie starring Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro where she performed ‘I’ll Make It Up, As I Go’, written by Foster. Jazzwise wishes Diana a speedy recovery.

– Mike Flynn
– Photo by Tim Dickeson

Source: Diana Krall cancels autumn US tour and postpones Wallflower album release until 2015.